Course Schedule

The following is an example of the PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and PhD in Cell Biology Schedule course schedule. Students typically complete the program in 5 years. Students are expected to attend the Journal Club in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students have the flexibility to tailor the training towards their interests.

Year 1


Summer Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
BCHB 985: Research Rotation Summer Semester0
Total 0 Credit

Fall Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
BCHB 501: Biochemistry & Cell Sciences4
BCHB 503: Journal Club1
BCHB 528: Modern Methods3
BCHB 601: Biochemistry, In Depth2
BCHB 986: Research Rotation Fall Semester0
PHARM 534: Ethical Issues in Research2
Elective 13
Total 15 Credits

Spring Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
BCHB 504: Journal Club1
BCHB 987: Research Rotation Spring Semester0
CBIO 539: Molecular Cell Biology4
CBIO 562: Molecular Cell, In Depth2
Elective 22
Elective 33
Total 12 Credits

Year 2


Summer Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
BCHB 999: Thesis Research (student must have found a mentor)0
Total 0 Credits

Fall Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
BCHB 503: Journal Club0
BCHB 999: Thesis Research0
PHAR 599: Applied Statistics2
Elective 42
Elective 53
Total 7 Credits

Year 3+ until Graduation


Course NameCredit(s)
BCHB 503: Journal Club0
BCHB 999: Thesis Research0
Total 0 Credit